On 10 December 2021, ERA issued a type approval for TRAXX MS3 locomotives in the version equipped for operation in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
77 locomotives belonging to Alpha Trains will be upgraded to ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2.
Following conditions of test operation in the Czech Republic being fulfilled, remaining TRAXX MS3 locomotives ordered so far by Czech operators can be delivered, as they can use them at least within the country.
Conditions given by Drážní úřad for test operation of the very first TRAXX MS3 locomotives in revenue service, 388.001 and 002, were fulfilled recently.
Starting on 18 January 2021, the Belgian railway Infrastructure manager Infrabel is running tests with the purpose to carry out interference current measurements in order to check the compatibility of the new TCM100 track circuits with already homologated rolling stock.